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How to stay awake during night feeds part 8 - bring your snacks and join the fun!(1000 Posts)
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Hi bb, sharing sleeplessness here, cat bag had her feed and is not seeming to settle at all and she'll want another feed at 2:30, snuggles for another ten mins then going to try and put her in Moses basket. DH now sleeping through her crying so all on me, but he does take her morning and evening so I can catch up an hour or twos sleep.
Checking in for 2nd feed. She's been very settled all day so not very hopeful for the night! Bad day here, the heating & hot water packed up overnight so we've spent the day huddling round the fire with 6 inches of snow outside! Very expensive plumber has rescued us though.
First feed here - he's missed out the early one which is good, but hope he doesn't replace that with more later on! We have left the heating on so it's a much more reasonable temp in here
Amey is there no way hubby will do a night for you? Lack of sleep is just awful so I hope he will help!
Little man is wide awake - great!
Feeding since 4 & MN was down...disaster! She's still wide awake & I'm starting to struggle to keep the eyes open. No point putting her down awake though!
Yea MN was down for me too! We were up for an hour earlier, and then now, so kind of an improvement if he had just gone straight back down!
Hopefully going to get more sleep once hubby is up, but I need to make lunch so it won't be for long.
Brain how are things with your partner now? Hope it has improved.
Bloody nightmare night. Finally went down after 2 transfer fails at 5.25, woke up again screaming at 6.10. Woke hubby up & packed him off downstairs with her to give her a bottle. Exhausted today & already worried about tonight.
We had an okay night last night We were up about 1 & 6;30. He went back down for an hour at 7 then we decided to have a little co-sleep cos we were both knackered! It was really nice Not done that since he was really little. Although I woke up with a dead arm!
Hi guys, I've missed a few nights so got lots of posts to catch up on tonight. Last night was too tired to post but the night before I had a really good one so can't moan t
Stoopid phone <mutters>
Was going to say: can't moan too much
In the car with babylump, DM and DF on our way to visit DSis at rehab, bit nervous really now as I've got so many conflicting feelings about it all. Obviously I miss her but I'm so angry at a lot of what she's done. We all got sent questionnaires to fill in this week to help her treatment and I did feel a bit better for ranting on there bit it also made me realise how deeply her illness has hurt and affected all of us I just so want this treatment to work.
Sorry to moan. Hope you're all having lovely Sundays, catch up later on.
heff good luck for your visit. I really hope your dsis is on her way out of the woods.
Terrible night here - babyfunch still gets stuck on her front and wakes yelling about every 20 mins from about 4am onward! I cannot wait til she can move about more freely. she can roll front to back but only if her arms are up rather than by her sides at the moment.
Last night was better, three hour-long wakings but fairly settled between. Long may this continue. Still off to gp tomorrow though, Kid is in there sounding like Darth Vader on speed.
heff hope the visit went ok.
Sorry to hear about poorly babies and bad nights. I have decided that the head of the cots are actually Charlie's Angels type hidden TVs. After we leave them in there, the babies whip out the remote controls, roll down the facade, and start conversing with each other through these consoles. How else do they all get the same ideas at the same time?
bb really hope your night is better tonight. I went through two weeks of being unbelievably ratty, was absolutely nothing but sleep deprivation. It's a killer.
It's official - I am a domestic goddess! Cleaned and washed, and cooked lunch for 7 this weekend. And tomorrow the hamster wheel starts again!!
Little man has his 6 month review tomorrow - anyone know what this involves?
Oh Heff, I really hope the visit went ok. It must be so hard
Lol @ goat - I think you are right!!
DS went to sleep about half an hour ago so hopefully will have a long sleep We've had quite a good day today. Usually he let's himself get overly tired and screams at me like it's my fault! But today we had none of that which was relaxing
See you in a few hours ladies! I hope everyone gets plenty of sleep
Hope dsis ok heff
Knackered. Baby small is a bit unsettled tonight although think he may have just gone back to sleep. We are down to 2oz now so soon to cut out this feed all together <dreams>
How is baby bee amey?
mrsn things with dp are much better. After my complete meltdowns we agreed that dp would do settling up to 11pm and after 6am (unless babybrain is due a feed). It's much better. Interestingly babybrain has stopped waking so much. It might be coincidence, but he now goes nearly 4 hours between feeds. I wonder if dp helping has helped reinforce to babybrain that he won't get feed all the time.
Dp is getting tired but now does appreciate how hard it is a lot more...and made the suggestion of helping to cut out one of the night feeds <faints>
amey hang in there. Can dh help at all? Even if you still have to do the bulk of it just sharing a tiny bit helps enormously with the emotional strain. Might dh agree to doing a shift in the way my dp has?
heff I hope the visit was ok. Sounds like the opportunity to get some of it off your chest was helpful. Things can be so hard for family and you do need to be supported too...
abi do you have any rough pattern where you can anticipate ds needing to sleep so you can help him nap before he gets so tired?
goat yes . They definitely plot.
Poor babybrain has got a horrible cold and is all snuffly. Dosing him with calpol seems to be the only way to get him to sleep. Poor mite
Sleepy dust to all
Sorry for all the poorly babes, seems to be lots of snuffles, colds & bad breathing going round...hopefully it'll all settle within a couple of days! Doesn't help the resting when you've got a DH snoring on one side of you and a baby on the other!
Heff hope you're ok after the visit. It's so hard but you just have to hope it helps. My cousin's 3months out after year in rehab & so far, so good. It was awful at the time though & he had no concept what he'd put everyone through over the years...does seem to now though.
Goat I'm sure you're right, there's some form of baby conspiracy. Mine has got the idea from somewhere (BabyNet perhaps) that its hilarious to pretend to be asleep until we try to have dinner & scream blue murder the second food hits plate.
Brain thanks for the sleepy dust, worked a treat here. Last feed was at 10-10.50 & we're just up again 15mins ago, longest ever overnight stretch. Think she as some form of conspiracy with DH! Usually she'd wake at 1 & he'd agreed to do that feed tonight for the first time but she's slept through it & as tempting as it would be to get him to do this one, boobs are already slightly rock like so probably not worth it.
Morning all, I'm up expressing as baby larle has been asleep since 9.30!!!!!
We didn't let him nap for longer than an hour yest so not sure if that's why
or my sister drugged him when she babysat this eve
Big mucker had baby larle while Dh took me out for pizza as an early birthday treat. He had a bath with his cousin and was a very good boy. He has had a very social weekend as at a 40th badly party yest.
small hope the cold clears up soon and doesn't spread round the family.
heff I hope the visit went well, I can't imagine what you are going through but we're all here for support
if you need to vent
Right going back to bed as bloody freezing in living room
Second feed here, first feed was half 11 but I read the thread and then forgot to post!
I'm so sick of eBay! Hubby and I put an auction on each to sell those Reading tickets, and somehow they have accidentally bid on on both and won both. They then said they would cancel the payment on mine on Saturday but didn't, so last night I threatened to open a buyer hasn't paid case and leave negative feedback and now they are being so rude! I'm never selling anything on there again
hope it wasn't one of you haha
Little man is wide awake, groan!
2nd feed here... Hopefully he will go back to sleep for a while
Hi brain. Yep he shows signs when he's tired he just won't sleep. I try settling him or putting him down in his crib or swing but he just doesn't sleep until he's overly tired. He just plays around kicking blankets off himself and putting his legs through the gaps of the crib. He then gets so tired he refuses to eat or sleep and I have to rock him for about half an hour so he will sleep for a little bit then eat.
Sorry to hear of bad nights. We too have been visited by the snot fairy and are cold central with babyfunch in full cold mode and me following her a day or so behind. Terrible night, and I felt so bad with my earplugs in trying to ignore. I did declare cold related emergency so work alertness could go out of the window and I would get up and help but daddyfunch sorted it all in the end. (I am appropriately grateful, rest assured!) Babyfunch is the smiliest girl in the world this morning though, not sure why!!
Brain sounds like you and DP have it sorted!
Mrsn I can't face eBay selling after some of the stories I have heard on here, though I have never had a bad experience myself. Have only just successfully resolved a situation with a plumber who owed me £100 and it really annoyed me.
Goat these babies have clearly only just got babyfunch wired up to their system but she seems to in on the team play now
We too have a really nasty cold and cough I have had it the last couple of days but feel much better and seemingly out of the blue, Missmarbles woke up only an hour after bedtime with horrendous snot. After a very rubbish start, she didn't sleep too badly and was only up twice between 11 and 7; not bad given how blocked her little nose is and how bad her cough is.
There is definitely a baby conspiracy!
eBay selling is a complete hassle. I buy on there quite a lot but selling is so stressful. Some people are just out to try it on. I sold a steriliser and a full set of bottles for a friend for pennies and someone complained about it, things that I am pretty sure weren't true and I hadn't found with it, but it is so difficult to prove it
Happy Mondays, people.
Wish me luck today ladies as today I have to speak to the MIL as last thurs she left DS crying for 15 minutes, despite us telling her we didn't want him left crying, as there were no tears so it wasn't a proper cry. Poor baba has never been left for that long, he was overtired and a gentle rock would have sent him to sleep. Instead he cried himself to sleep
I've just been really upset by my health visitor at little man's 6 month review. She basically said that he should be fed by a spoon, shouldn't be breast feeding as much, and shouldn't be waking in the night. He has also dropped from the 25th to the 9th centile which is, according to her, because he's not eating enough solids. Feel totally crap about it all now
Brain so glad things are better!
Yea I certainly won't be selling anything on eBay again!
Good luck, larle ! And well done for sticking to your guns.
mrsn please please don't let your hv make you feel bad. If you had got someone else they would have complained because you weren't doing enough bow, or something else. I learned very, very fast to pay them absolutely no heed, or honestly, I would be a mess by now. Having a prem meant I saw rather a lot of them, and also having a prem, I realised early that mostly they have no idea how a prem operates, but feel they need to say something in order to earn their keep. The pictures on fb show a lovely, happy little boy - keep your conviction!
Sorry, rant over - can you tell I feel strongly about this?
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